Our nature is to be forgetful.
That’s one of the reasons why all through the Old Testament, God has His people always build alters and monuments. He does this so that they will remember. They will remember what He has done and who He is.
He did this so that they will remember, and teach their children. He wanted people to remember His faithfulness.
He wants us to remember. But, for God, He forgets.
Yep. God will forget? What do I mean? Listen to what it says today in Psalm 25:6-9:
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgression. God is that God that when it comes to our confessed sin, is forgetful.
He purposely forget them. When we confess them, when we give them to Him, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins.
Yeah, forgiving them is one thing.
Then, He takes it a step further. He forgets them. It’s like they never happened. As it says in another Psalm, our sins are as far as the east is from the west in the mind of God.
That sin that you can’t move past. That you can’t forgive yourself of. That you can’t get of your mind?
God has not only forgive you of that sin. He’s forgotten that has happened. His grace, His love, His mercy. It’s that great.
Today, let’s remember what God has done for us. And let’s be thankful to Him that He forgives, and forgets our sin.
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